A great number of the human population tends to avoid sitting in a dental chair at all costs. However, just like it is extremely important to change the oil in your car on a regular basis, the same goes for the upkeep of your oral health. Not only will seeing a dentist every six months keep your mouth happy and healthy, it will save your bank account from taking a major hit. Yep, that’s right, regular visits can save you money.
You might think that having regular dental visits, without signs of a toothache or decay, is throwing money into the wind. You would be wrong. The price of an average co-pay for regular cleanings is much less than the cost of extreme-dental problems, such as restorative work and costly repairs.
For example, did you know that a cavity that is left untreated to the point of experiencing pain will most likely require a root canal? With routine visits a cavity can be treated in the early stages with a simple filling, which will put a much smaller dent in your wallet.
Let’s talk benefits:
- Having your teeth cleaned will remove harmful plaque, stains, and give your teeth a healthy polish
- You will avoid gum disease, which can lead to chronic halitosis and tooth loss
- Tooth loss = dentures or dental implants, which can be on the costly side when it comes to dental treatment
- Preventative measures, such as fluoride treatments and sealants can fight off harmful bacteria
- Cavities and gum disease do not just go away, but with regular checkups you can keep them from becoming a big (and expensive) problem
Regular dental visits are not the only thing that can save you money. Maintaining your oral health daily is extremely important. Brush your teeth (at least) twice a day and floss (at least) once a day. This can help make sure your dental health remains “right as rain.” For more information on how to keep your mouth healthy, contact our office today, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any dental questions you may have.